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will be forced to rescue our senior endowment programs in bankruptcy, and we can reform our tax system to eliminate the corporate codes, in favor of big businesses over small businesses, and individual codes of bias against saving, investing and especially against our parents, our ultimate investor class. that is how we turn the federal government unsustainable liabilities into sustainable assets. the bottom line of all of it is that controversies in that building over there, the really big white one with the dome, need to start doing what conservatives in this building already do, think long and hard about what we believe, why we believe it, and most of all remember to put first things first. for conservatives, the first thing is not our agenda of political subsidiary. it is our vision of social solidarity. it is a vision of society as and interwoven from and dependent network of individuals, families, communities, businesses, churches, formal and informal groups working together to meet each other's needs and enriched each other's lives. it is of a free market economy that grants eve
by sequestration because those are our nickels and dimes that go into the gas tax per gallon. that weren't affected by sequestration. the huge -- an extremely high and disproportionate number of air traffic control -- of transportation department's expenditures are air tra traffic -- air traffic controllers themselves. so we have this problem. but as leader reid-pound out -- pointed out, we have other problems. to stop cancer research, to cut back on n.i.h. and n.s.f. which hals been our seed corn? n.i.h. created a biotechnical, a biopharmaceutical industry that's second to none and employees -- employs millions of people in your state, madam president, and mine. and n.s.f. research basically created the internet. that has created millions of jobs and makes u.s. industry the envy of the world. so we're cutting our seed corn. the kinds of programs for veterans who are homeless, the kinds of programs for homebound seniors. the meat ax approach of sequestration cuts those across the board. now, my preference would be to close some tax loopholes to get rid of sequestration. i don't think we should give
is the in recess for their weekly party caucuses. they will return at 2:15 for more work on then line sales tax bill. a motion to proceed on the bill could come tomorrow unless an agreement is reached today. learn more about your senators with c-span's 2013 congressional direct at this. it is available to order online. a handy guide to the current congress. has information about each member of the hoist and senate. it includes contact information, district maps and committee asassignments. the directory is 12.95 plus shipping and handling and order online. a short time ago we spoke with a capitol hill reporter with the latest on the legislation the senate is debating today on the internet sales tax. gautham nagesh from roll call on capitol hill. what is the purpose of this internet sales bill? >> it would require states online retailers, charge sales tax and collect and remit them when consumers make a purchase online. that includes retailers not within their own state. >> who are some of the bill's supporters and why do some of them say it will level the playing field for retailers? >> well, t
of these proposals would give to our children more taxes, more spending and neither ever reaches balance. there is only one proposal, the house budget, that would instead give to our children a balanced budget and a brighter future of freedom and opportunity. now is the time to choose the budget that reflects our american values. mr. speaker, the american people and future generations of americans deserve a balanced budget. i thank you and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from maryland, mr. hoyer, for five minutes. mr. hoyer: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hoyer: i thank the gentleman. preliminary, however to my remarks, i want to say i thank the gentleman for my -- the previous speaker for his remarks and to say i would hope that the senate, having passed a budget, we having passed a budget, the president submitting a budget, that we will now, hopefully as soon as this week, go to conference so that we might discuss the differences and get that budget to which t
, because if i owe $2,000 to you guys on my income taxes, do you guys say you can pay off a little at a time and then pay the rest of over a long time without being penalized? that is garbage. host: congress man? guest: there's a provision, if i'm not mistaken, if there are back taxes due, the people beyond $2,000 that is the feet that is being required in order to help pay for the processing of individuals, that will also be demanded as well. two-sided sort. -- sword. many of these undocumented workers in various industries in this country pay into a great deal of federal taxes, whether it is deducted for their payroll for social security, fica, etc., with no opportunity of ever retrieving or utilizing that tax, because they are prohibited from taking any federal program. also, one of the areas in which there will be some consternation is the fact that even though they have a work visa and are working toward a permanent status, all public benefits will be denied to 11 million people that qualify for this program. host: on twitter -- guest: yes, and parts of the criteria is going to be exact
, a bill to restore states' sovereign rights to enforce state and local sales and use tax laws, and for other purposes. mr. reid: i ask for a second reading and object to my own request. the presiding officer: objection having been heard, the bill will be read for a second time on the next legislative day. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent the senate recess subject to the call of the chair. the presiding officer: without objection, the senate stands in recess subject to the call of the chair. >>> one day after the boston bombings a bipartisan watch group said the government used torture and illegal interrogation methods after the september 11 attacks in 2001. that report is next on c-span2. >>> she came into the white house, she was a 47-year-old lady that he did politics. she was deeply depressed at the death of her son and especially under the terrible circumstances in which she died. she didn't have many friends unfortunately, but she did have a wonderful family there always seems to be somebody there and i don't think he did very much but she was a very intellectual woman,
, cutting spending in the tax code, and then i think it also keeps our promises to people to seniors who worked hard their whole life and want to nothing more than a secure retirement. and to our veterans to 0 who we made promises as they donned the uniform and fought for our country. >> host: what about the issue of changed cpi. . >> guest: i start with a basic notion that social security has enci ad itbutedp our shben ttal n part of the discussion. certainly we need to be concerned about the long-term solvent sei of social security but again when retirement security is question mark for so many families. i don't think it should be on the table during this part of the discussion during the budget resolution. look at the real contributors to our deficit and debt as we try tackle those challenges. >> host: two final questions before we go to calls. callers are ready. this is another article during an intimate dinner with democratic senators. how come you were left off the list? [laughter] >> guest: i have no idea. [laughter] but i have been very pleased with the president's increase in ou
, but savings should not, for discretionary spending. we need to look at mandatory spending and tax expenditures. i agree completely with your point that it is hurting. i was at so many federal agencies that are compromised in not doing their work. this hits bone. these are critical services that will not be able to be performed. however, it was important not to have a government shutdown. it was important to get past this fiscal year. there was no possibility of removing sequestration in the last rounds of negotiation. there was no chance of removing it in the house and we did not have the 60 ghost in the senate. so -- votes in the senate. we could not do it. he did not have a game plan. it is a failure, that is votes are nothe there. it would have been a greater catastrophe if we hit march 1 without a continuing resolution and government would close down. gone through that before and it causes chaos. last point, we gave agencies additional discretion, which in some cases allow them to make better decisions than having to do a across the board cuts. host: back to immigration on twitter -- will
the u.s. senate returns to work. debate on the internet sales tax bill. at 2:15 eastern. that's on c-span2 and now to the house floor here on c-span. the speaker: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. god of the universe, we give you thanks for giving us another day. the house returns from a long weekend meeting with constituents as our nation continues to process of the impact of dramatic explosions in boston and texas. concerns about budget, taxes, immigration, gun violence, among others, reveal the considerable divisions both in congress and among the american populous as well. as opinions and emotions surge loudly and with little indication of easy solution, we take this quiet moment to ask your blessing upon the members of this people's house. give each member peace and quiet discernment to work toward common solutions that might ease our divisions and open the way to new hope and confidence that we as a nation will continue to shine as an example for all the world to immolate. may all that is done th
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you think that there is any chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation, on your radio and on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: hard to believe but another act of terror on american soil. yes, good morning everybody. april 16, tuesday. the day after patriots' day. turns into bloody mayhem in boston at the end of the boston marathon. we'll be talking about that and covering that from every angle with you this morning. good to see you. thank you for joining us here on the "full court press" where we always bring you the news of the day. good or bad. and talk about it for the next three hours here on your local progressive talk radio station. on current tv and on sirius x.m. this hour only. good to have you with us today and a lot
could be allowed to collect sales taxes. expect a vote on the president's choice to head up the office of management and budget. silvio burrell coming up -- .ylvia burwell expecting your more questions questions into the boston marathon bombings and the ongoing federal investigation. it is sunday, april 21. the boy weekend on scouts of america. and the debate over whether to allow gay scouts and/or gay leaders appeared we are going to focus on this issue in our first 45 minutes of today's "washington journal." our line for republicans is (202) 585-3881, for democrats, (202) 585-3880, independent, (202) 585-3882. .ou can set up a tweet @cspanwj we'll check in with michelle boysen and a moment. let's begin with a quick look at some of the other headlines, beginning with the boston herald. the events of the last week in boston dominated the coverage. a celebration that essentially took place yesterday at fenway park -- this is the headline from "the boston herald," loud and proud. and from the boston sunday globe, acting toward normal, healing still to do as neil diamond came back to fenw
in the shadows -- republicans said they have to earn their way on that path. pay their taxes. have a job. learn english. it will not be easy. they have to earn their way. those are the basic principles that started this conversation. i think there were about money for meetings that took place as it came together to talk about all of the issues that are part of this 800 less page bill. it is not perfect, but it is a good faith, common sense approach to fixing a badly broken immigration system. there are several reasons why we are here and why i'm here. first, the american people want us to do something. the notion that we would and this process with the same broken immigration system is unacceptable. we believe that we have come up with a good approach, one that would make the country safer and more. second, i want to talk about an issue that touches my heart. that is the dream act. this is an issue which means the world to me and to many young people across this country. i want to thank my colleagues. the evening that we set aside for the dream act was a short meeting. everyone said it was time
to pay respect to those faithful americans who filed their tax returns this week. only with a stark reminder of the enormous burden we have placed upon them with our complicated tax code. you know, it's been like a snowball going down a hill. it just gets bigger and more bloated the more cumbersome with each passing year. mr. pittenger: mr. speaker, this needs to stop. we added 4,400 changes to the tax code in the last 10 years. we can make it better. house republicans have a plan. we have a plan to reform the tax code, to make it simpler, to make it fairer, to make it responsible to the american people, put more money in their paychecks and to give more money to them to take care of their families. mr. speaker, american taxpayers deserve better, and we're going to do it. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from the great state of california sook recognition? -- seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one
put your finger on what we are trying to stay thougertain tax -- certairorize us some kid gets sin street and that terrorizes me because i live here. but that definition in webster has a connection to all legal definitions in that it is a political act. and generally, a political act against noncombatants. one military unit shoots another military unit. that is regular warfare. but when you intentionally attacked civilians for a political purpose, i think everybody agrees that was terrorism we have several elements here in boston. what we do not yet know is whether there was a political purpose. we are assuming there was, but we do not know they're wet -- that for a fact yet. host: someone on twitter reminds us that it was a pressure cooker believed to contain the bomb. likean see what this looks in the new york daily news. what is significant about this to you as we talk about such an easily homemade, crude instrument. guest: ball bearings, nails, pressure kircher ramallah -- pressure cooker, items you can go by this afternoon. look at what timothy mcveigh used, diesel fuel and fe
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, they will have to pass a background check, paying taxes, and pay a fine. that's for six years. and they can have another background checks and pay a fine. that would allow them to work and travel and come out of the shadows. if you years s fe mchmas like an e- vefy system being operational, at that point they would be allowed to apply for permanent residency. and another background check to prove they will be able to pin employed and not the burden on society. if it passed that benchmark, after three more years, they will be allowed to become a citizen. that leaves us with a 13-year path to citizenship for the people here illegally now. it will be a little different if you were brought to the country before the age of 16. dreamers will have five-year path to citizenship. and agricultural workers who feel an important need in a lot of our industries, if they also are looking at a five-year. path to year the other big part of the plan is for security. that will put up to about $6.5 billion into a department of homeland security plan calls for more security strategy that combines personnel, the gro
looking at the i.r.s. of tax code. you have the north pacific, alaska. >>steve: it should be simple. we're going to go get them. >> think about it. now we own a part of a federal resource. it's been good for us that way. we can lease crab, buy crab, sell a crab. for us, it's been lucrative. but at the same time they do clamp down. every agency has got their fingers in us somehow. >>steve: who is the worst? who is the worst? >> they're all great! they're all great! >>steve: in the next season, i understand you guys face your toughest winter ever; right? there is a downturn? >> it's like groundhog day. it was tough. >>steve: why is that? just an off year? >> he'll say there is a lot of ice. flatout, climate change is an issue and it's impacted all the fisheries, all the seas, everything. incrementally a little at a time. you throw things out of whack a little bit and the whole marine ecosystem starts to shift. but our fisheries are healthy right now. >> it didn't feel like global warming to me, that's all i know. i'm telling you, it was cold. >>steve: of all the reality shows, i think you
into vbms. the veteran will go online, which exists today, file their claim, like their taxes -- apropos to say that today -- it goes directly into vbms, and we completed that whole piece this year in january, without advertising it. we have 500 claims a week going into the system, directly into vbms, and allows us to work them.it never turns into paper. today we have 3% electronic.-- we do not have three percent in paper anymore. we have 14% of our paper that has been converted to electronic since january.i have more than 116,000 electronic claims now, electronic folders, that we did not have at the beginning of this year, so we're moving along in the process. this week i will have another six offices on the new i.t. system. >> thank you. >> mr. secretary, the v.a. backlog reduction plan shows in order to eliminate it by 2015, v.a. will need to decide 1.2 million claims this year, 1.6 million next year, and 1.9 million claims in 2015. v.a. is saying it will decide 335,000 fewer claims in 2013 and 2014.that is in the budget submission. can the v.a. reach 2 million claims in 2015? that wo
chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. >> like some sort of genius. >> yes, except for the genius part. >> stephanie: it is the "the stephanie miller show." 34 -- okay minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12. [ laughter ] >> wow. >> stephanie: when did you put that help ticket in? >> wednesday. >> 1972. >> stephanie: okay. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. looky who's back in town. ♪ ♪ pundit ♪ ♪ papa, papa, papa who ♪ >> >> stephanie: thank god you picked a slow news week. >> go to berlin. >> it was so nice not to be there to watch the freakout. >> stephanie: the arkansas lawmaker mocks boston liberal says they wish they had assault rifles. if there has ever been an example on the expertise of law enforcement, it was boston, right? >> right. it was exactly what they
she brought the tax rate from 83 to 40% and dealt with the labor problem as katty said and she made enormous progress. and, by the way, everyone who blames her for the crisis in 2008, you know, in between margaret thatcher and 2008 there were three or four british prime ministers and then now david cameron. none of them reversed the system. as someone said a minute ago, everybody bought into the system and i think -- so i think her legacy is incredibly positive. the last point i would make she had the right idea about europe and why britain should fit into europe. >> she was right about britain. all these years later it cost her her job but she was right about europe. >> we will be following the funeral service under way right now throughout the morning. martin bashir, thank you. we will see you at 3:00 eastern time on msnbc. >> thank you, martin. appreciate it. >>> coming up next, the gun background check bill is on shaky ground as it heads to a vote today in the senate. will it break down its chances of passing? next. you're watching "morning joe," brewed by starbucks. at tyco int
streets, when coal resources are down, when coal severance taxes are down to our local county units of government. coal is important, it has been, it is, and it always willing a -- will be a mainstay of our economy in west virginia. our quality of life, indeed our quality of life in america, our economic vitality, have long been fueled by coal. and it's something that the american people cannot turn their back upon. yet too many, i'm afraid, fail to recognize the contributions that coal has made to our past and certainly they underestimate the role that coal can and should play in our future. through decades of investment, coal has changed for the better. it is not our grandfather's coal. it is a cleaner, more efficient fuel than ever before, and with the right kind of investments and know how and the technologies that are coming online, some of which have already been talked about this afternoon, its use continues to improve and modernize. our nation must embrace an energy strategy that encompasses a broad range of fuel choices including domestic coal if we are ever to have any hop
in terms of cutting spending. cutting spending in the tax code. then i think it also keeps promises to people, it to those that were part of their whole life and want nothing more than a secure retirement. and our veterans to whom we have made promises as the have donned the uniform and fought for the country. host: what about the issue of chain cpi? guest: i start with the very basic notion that social security has not contributed one penny to the current deficit or debt. table in not be on the this part of discussion. similarly, to be concerned about the long-term solvency of so-so security. urity.ial sec retirement security is a real question mark for many americans. let's look at the real contributors to our deficit and debt as we try to tackle those challenges. and host: two final questions before we go to calls. this is another article from the hill. why were you left off the list of the 12 senators that went to dinner? iest: i have no idea, but have been very pleased with the president's increase -- increase out reach to the senate and a house. that dialogue is essential to m
, this is on tax day, near the event patriots day and the near the event of waco and et cetera. cetera. terrorism is an opportunity of capable and motive. moti someone had the motive, developed the capability and the opportunity happened to be thiss on this high-profile event on-po this week. week that may be a coincidence, basen on the opportunity of having a i lot of people and a lot of cameras. >> we also, we understand andndd have over the years when iraq and afghanistan you hear about improvised explosive devices ieds, this thing described as as that as well.that we are used to hearing about it happening overseas but not heree at home when you look at what we know, which isn't everything evr about these explosives now, is , this something that is pretty common, the makeup of these thes explosives that we have dealthat with overseas, that our military offices have had to deal with il the past in. in. >> in the united states, ki sayy that over the last year -- i can say that over the last decade da the use of ieds has decreased relative to the previous decadee that is a relative term. term. ot
are following breaking news in the kron4 news. a major explosion at waco taxes at a plant. a massive plume of grace smoke. there is said to be multiple injuries and multiple homes and a middle school are on fire right now. firefighters battling at least 110 structure fires--tenn.. we will have much more on kron 4 news at 8. now has matt situation in several fires. i'm gabe slate, kron4 news. >> take a very close look; i'll leave the video up for a bit. if you notice there are two people and man and a woman both have syringes in their hands as for what is in the two syringes, well i'm not an expert all i know is that what i'm showing you they are under this bridge in the town of el sobrante just off san pablo man road what brought me here was this porta potty, one of the only one's i have seen with a notice that it's under 24 hour survalliance this pota potty is located right behind the el sobrante library located on appian way nestled right next to san pablo creek a watershed the portable toilet was placed there because people were going down to the creek and using it as a public restroom
-earned tax dollars to go after waste, fraud and abuse, i introduce h.r. 1502 -- listen up -- the social security disability insurance and unemployment benefits double-dip elimination act of 2013. this bill would stop people from receiving disability at the same time they are receiving unemployment. under current law, a person can receive both disability and unemployment at the same time. this isn't right. just doesn't make sense. i don't know how someone can be able and available to work and also be unable to work because of a disability. i urge my colleagues to support this commonsense bill in order to help make sure the disability program is there for those who truly cannot work. president obama also included a similar proposal in his budget, and i look forward to working with the administration to get this bill signed into law. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman i
and use tax laws and for other purposes. mr. reid: mr. president, i would object to any further proceedings in regard to this bill. the presiding officer: objection having been heard, the bill will be placed on the calendar. mr. reid: mr. president, today this august body will honor the memory of 20 first-grade children, little babies who were gunned down, most of them shot multiple times. we will also honor the teachers and administrators who were killed that day in newtown, connecticut. but we're also going to honor with this legislation tens of thousands of others who were killed by guns each year here in america. we're going to do that by voting on a number of measures to strengthen the laws to prevent gun violence in this nation. mr. president, the families of innocents killed in newtown, aurora, in carson city, blacksburg, in oak creek and columbine really deserve these votes. where do i stand on these democratic proposals? this afternoon the senate will vote on a compromised background check proposal crafted by senators manchin, toomey, kirk and schumer, all experienced l
administration. chuck hagel is now heading onto jordan and saudi arabia. tax-free shopping on the internet will be the focus of debate. states can only require stores to collect sales tax if the store has a physical presence in that state. the senate voted to take up the bill, which could pass as early as this week. the senate coverage on c-span2. homeland security secretary janet napolitano will be the sole witness. she was scheduled to appear last week. live coverage of the hearing in just under an hour on c-span radio and on c-span. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. [video clip] >> the museum is meant to help a visitor relive the first eight years of the 21st century. the museum explains the decision-making process that i went through as president. and we hope the museum inspires people to serve, to serve their community or their country in some way. we really did not want to be a school. we wanted to be a do tank. i don't know if there is a lesson there. i do know that laura and i decided to go in a different direction with the -- apart from the museum with a comp
happened in waco. one more quick note about the timing. yesterday was tax day for everyone in this country but here in boston it was patriots day which commemorates the battles of lexington and concord, the start of the u.s. revolutionary war. big day not only for the country but boston. >> what was supposed to be a celebration turned out differently. let's go back to new york and savannah. >> matt on monday evening president obama spoke about this tragedy offering his thoughts and prayers to the city and vowing justice to those involved. i happened to sit down with him shortly before these explosions and we talked about a number of things in the headlines. we began with the gun legislation before congress that many say is now hanging by a thread. >> i think we've got a good chance of seeing it pass if members of congress are listening to the american people so let's just take the example of background checks. 90% of americans think that we should make it tougher for criminals or people with serious mental illnesses to obtain a gun, and so the notion that congress would defy the overwhelmi
the latest with the tax out of boston. if three people, including a 8 year-old child, have died. nearly 150 have been injured. a press conference is happening in about 30 minutes from now, which will carry that live for you. >> back here in the bay area, law-enforcement officials are stepping up patrols. if you can expect to see added patrols on bart this morning. >> one bay area resident was injured at the bombing in boston. he is a 12 year-old from martinez. kron4 will tran is a live from the boy's school with an update this morning. >> we will be right back.
150 years ago. we have been slaves longer than we had been free. -- we haveen free come from taxes without representation. we have been free 48 years. we have gone from the back of the bus to the back of the white house. it is the wilderness years. have a roless must to play. the harlem we once knew is on the way out. on wall street. they're putting this out of parliament. -- out of harlem. in detroit, the governor in sevend a czar cities to replace democratic elected mayors. the power to end labor contracts. they took out democracy. in michigan do not have someone they can vote for on the local level. today, we are free, but not equal. we are number one in athletics. march madness, may sadness. but may sadness. i am perplexed. we are free, but not equal. number one in infant mortality. number one in short life expectancy. number one and unemployment. number one in home foreclosures. and are closing schools hospitals and transportation. equal access for education for all of us. what does that mean? they could bond welt under good conditions. well underld learn good conditions, but
the last four months and even years before that debating issues like taxes, spending, and health care, but the number-one responsibility of the federal government is to keep the american people safe and secure. our response to this attack must be firm and unequivocal. we must send a clear message that we will never compromise our value or our freedom in the face of terrorist violence. we must stay on the offensive against the enemies of civilization and remain vigilant in our day-to-day lives. the victims of boston deserve nothing less. madam president, i yield the floor. and i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: quorum call: quorum call: the presiding officer: the senator from iowa. mr. grassley: i ask that the calling of the quorum be suspended. the presiding officer: without objection. under the previous order, the senate will resume consideration of s. 649, which the clerk will report. the clerk: s. 649, a bill to ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national inst
're paying too much tax. i'm going to fix that. >> stephanie: baseball card in the spokes. >> rat tat tat tat, tat. >> stephanie: that's an oldy but a goody. he used to like to ride his bike so much. until he ran over the scottish policeman, one of our other favorite stories. >> broke his foot. >> stephanie: because he rides like a [ bleep ] hole, same way he governs. >> you know how awful a broken foot is. >> stephanie: right! okay. anyway, he said he's glad his paintings are confounding his critics. people are surprised. some people are surprised i can even read. yes, that's true. >> computer says yes! >> stephanie: anyway. >> sure couldn't read national security action. >> stephanie: he might have read it before he barbecued it at the ranch. >> we're out of napkins. where is that memo? >> not a lot of ranching was going on. >> stephanie: brush clearing. where do we find more brush for this idiot to clear? really? is there anymore brush? it is busy work. >> airlift some brush. drop it on the ranch. >> stephanie: pam in new hampshire, you're on "the stephanie miller show." hey, pam. >> calle
information is accurate? --t tax for things that can make or --ak our educational system creativity, relevance, technology, teachers. without funding, the educational system is worthless. school systems have to look at budgets and say what can make that? they will not cut math out of the curriculum. they will not cut reading. so they end up cutting the things we think of as esxtras -- cal education,uysicaysi resources that might be educational -- that might be essential to some kids think successful. like this is chelsea and she is a special ed student. >> i have dyslexia. . go to a special at school without it, i would be in trouble because they help me with my dyslexia. if you cut the funds i want to be able to learn from early in my future will be in jeopardy. >> mr. president, every day there are millions of kids are struggling i need help, mr. president. >> dear mr. president, they need your help. please take this. polity education is a major issue in america and must be addressed. it is spinning out of control. the drive america's odense and their contributions to society are in your han
. and then asa to close it off. >> yes, thank you, jim. the tax force says -- the task force says in our report all societies behave differently under stress. at those times they may even take actions that conflict with their essential character and values. and that's what we did here. of we were under stress, and we took actions that conflict with who we are. who we are called to be and who we have committed to be. and then we spent about ten years not being willing to face the truth about that. often by covering what happened with euphemisms and an awful lot of state secrets. so i believe that our detainee task force has functioned as a kind of truth commission, revealing where we strayed from our values by shining the light of investigation and analysis onto the problem in the open that the next time we're under that kind of stress we do not go down the same road. and it has been an honor to serve on this panel. >> thank you, dave. nick? >> very little, just in terms of new things, everyone here has discussed the general contours of the report which is the most important thing. there are som
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